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USACE announces a Project Delivery Team Meeting for Combined Operational Plan (COP) Implementation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published April 30, 2021
Photo of Everglades Landscape in Water Conservation Area 3A

Everglades Landscape in Water Conservation Area 3A

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a Virtual Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for Combined Operational Plan (COP) Implementation on Tuesday, May 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The purpose of this Combined Operational Plan Implementation Project Delivery Team Meeting is to provide an update on the COP Water Control Plan and Adaptive Management implementation,” said Project Manager Chrissie Figueroa.

Following COP implementation in September 2020, the Corps committed to maintaining the successful COP PDT agency and stakeholder engagement process through establishment of the COP PDT Implementation forum, or COP PDT+. The COP PDT+ will start with a bi-annual meeting frequency to discuss results as part of assessing and reporting COP’s performance.

The overarching, long-term goal for these meetings will be to understand status and trends and potential causes of performance issues and successes, as well as discuss what options, both COP and nonā€COP related, are available to improve performance, if needed.

The COP PDT+ meeting will include reports from scientists, hydrologists, engineers and water managers, summarizing operational activities during the previous period, the status of meeting COP goals and objectives and constraints, any problems that occurred during the year, the results of adaptive management monitoring, including targeted studies, and resolving of adaptive management uncertainties, as well as the status and results of implementation of any adaptive management actions during the year.

The Project Delivery Team (PDT) members include only the federal officials and elected officers of state, local or tribal governments or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf acting in their official capacities.

Members of the public (PUBLIC) are welcome to attend the government agency PDT meeting and provide comment during the designated Public Comment periods.

*PLEASE log into the webinar first and have it call your phone in order to avoid background noise so all participants can hear the discussion clearly.

Please mute your phone and mute your computer upon joining the meeting.

All lines except those who are scheduled to speak will be muted during the meeting.

COP Implementation Virtual PDT Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/christyn.d.wiederhold
+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free
+1-669-234-1177 US Toll
Access code: 199 597 3444

Please announce yourself when you join the PDT Meeting by signing in via the chat function with your full name and affiliation, as well as either “PDT” for Project Delivery Team members or “Public” for members of the public.

There will be designated opportunities for public comment during the PDT meeting. If you would like to provide public comment, in addition to your initial check-in, we request that you WAIT to add your name to the chat to provide public comment until the public comment period is announced, and then provide your full name and affiliation to everyone on the chat again at that time to reserve your opportunity to provide public comment. This will make it easier for everyone to track who will be next up to provide public comment.

The COP defines operations for the constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and Canal 111 South Dade Projects, while maintaining the congressionally authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project, to include flood control; water supply for agricultural irrigation, municipalities and industry; regional groundwater control and prevention of saltwater intrusion; enhancement of fish and wildlife; and recreation.

Learn more about COP at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/COP

The COP Water Control Plan is available at: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/15766
(note: large files may take a few minutes to download).

View related Fact Sheets:

Modified Water Deliveries Fact Sheet: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4915

C- 111 South Dade Fact Sheet: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4901


Contact
Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)
Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-034